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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 103, August 28-30, 1859

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Identifier: DX03089184

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 103, August 28-30, 1859

Description: Regarding going to MacPyke's for liquor with Mr. Corbin, Bob Gun, and Frank Cahill.



girl [Sally Edwards] came into the passage after us as we passed out. Well, All’s Well that Ends Well.

When I got home I found [Bob] Gun and [Frank] Cahill exceedingly and ridiculously drunk in the former’s room, [James] Morris and Billington looking at them. The first two had been on an amateur thief-catching expedition, after an “errand-boy” who, discharged by from the Pic., has been stealing letters and some $30 from the Post-Office. The quest proved unsuccessful but they told such a well-acted flam about the fellow drawing a knife on Cahill and Cahill’s shooting him in the shoulder, that for some short time I was completely deceived by it!

29. Monday. Writing &c. In the afternoon a Hoboken ramble with Morris. Corbin, Gun and Cahill came up in the evening, the two latter decidedly drunk, in spite of which, at Corbin’s solicitation, we must needs go out to Mac Pyke’s for more liquor, two thirds of which I contrived to spill on the floor, easy enough to do when your companions are inebriated. A dreary hour thus, then between two staggerers, home, Cahill zig-zagging his way across the street to his boarding-house.

30. Tuesday. [Phonography] and drawing on wood. Out in the afternoon, first to the Astor Library, then down town to the Picayune Office. A puddle of vomit on the stairs, the deposit of the drunken printer and I found both Gun and Cahill still drunk above.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-08-28

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
19th century
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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